Reader’s Digest– have a 100 word story competition each year around February.

100 word story site has some great short story ideas and other links.

NowNovel – a book writing website that provides help for aspiring writers. The bi-weekly Now Novel blog offers writing tips and how to’s.

The Wishing Shelf Awards – a website by an author for authors with a great annual competition

The Creative Penn – great website by Joanna Penn full of information about writing, publishing and marketing. There are often free ebooks to download too.

Authonomy – A writing community for writers, readers and publishers. Connect with others in the community, share your writing, rate books, discover new talent and spread the word about the best work showcased on the website.

Kudos writing competitions – Really useful website containing listings of upcoming writing and poetry competitions.

Writers and Artists – great website for advice, ideas, online tools or writers’ communities, with plenty of links to useful websites